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Old 09-26-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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VMWare Installation Problems

I'm running debian 2.6.8

I was originally using GRUB bootloader to dual boot between linux and windows XP. Unfortunately SP2 destroyed my chances of doing that. Seeing as there are programs that I need to use on windows that linux doesn't run I've been looking for a solution to my problem.

I found VMWare and am mid installation and was getting this problem:
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include]

The path "/usr/src/linux/include" is not an existing directory.
So I changed the path to /usr/src/linux- and got this problem:

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/usr/src/linux/include] /usr/src/linux-

The directory of kernel headers (version does not match your running
kernel (version 2.6.8). Even if the module were to compile successfully, it
would not load into the running kernel.
Any ideas about what to do? Help is appreciated.
Old 09-26-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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Figure out what kernel you actually are running with uname -r, make sure you have the source for that kernel installed (2.6.8 is not the same as -- you appear to be running the former), and point the VMWare install to that kernel directory's includes. Since VMWare builds several kernel modules, it's important you get this right.

BTW 2.6.8 is the kernel version, not the version of Debian.
Old 09-26-2004, 05:44 PM   #3
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so it turns out i'm running 2.6.8

but there's no linux 2.6.8 folder in /usr/src
there's only
am i looking in the wrong place or should i update my kernel?


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